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Lao Xie Youth Hostel: Youth Hostel

Good rate, enjoyable stay. Owner Lao Xie is very obliging and friendly, he rendered help when I had problem downloading my photos. There are PCs for free internet surfing in the hostel reception area. Room is clean and quiet.

Offer dormatory and private rooms. Simple set up but comfortable, a small courtyard to interact with fellow backpackers. Hostel offere tips to nearby tourist spots. Friendly counter staff.Only setback is pretty far from main road, not easy to locate hostel though it is within Gu Cheng. I lost my way on 1st night. Most locals could not help to locate the hostel.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written June 17, 2012
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Gu Yue Fang Hotel: Traditional guesthouse

When I arrived in Lijiang I headed for the Old Town as this is the must area to stay in. I first headed towards the International Youth Hostel Lijiang and was met near the hostel by a woman standing in front of her guesthouse which she said was Y100/night. It looked very nice from the outside but I said that I would check out the hostel first which I did and which I never bothered as the rooms were grotty with no windows and mould stains on the wall plus it was Y108/night. So I headed back to the guesthouse which is a lovely wooden building that surrounds a central courtyard with balconies. I took a room up on the second floor which was very large with a huge doublebed, TV, coat-stand, 2 chairs, table, bedside tables and with a clean bathroom that featured a hot water shower cubicle. The lady who runs the place doesn't speak much English and the only thing with the room is that the walls are only the width of wooden planks i.e. very thin which means that you can here everything that your neighbours do! Apart from that, it's a lovely place to stay and pretty cheap.

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  • Written May 10, 2009
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Carnation Guest House: warm Carnation guest house

run and owned by a couple from NorthEastern China, the place is comfortable and warm.
The owners are very helpful. English is somewhat broken but goes out all the way to help, and ensures your stay is pleasant.
Their two lady helpers are attentive, friendly and ready to act on your requests.
the architecture is typical Naxi like all the rest of the guest houses in Lijiang's old town, but the bedsheets and pillowcases are very white like 3-4 star quality with electric blankets, and hot shower available whole day for the ensuite rooms.
the couple also helped us book daytours and rent a 2-day car to Shangrila, oxygen cans, free wifi internet.
breakfast is not bad

great views on room 208 and 209, you can see the hill with the pagoda.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written April 16, 2009

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Courier: Comfortable, affordable Inn

This is a lovely place to stay if it is very cold as it was when we were in Lijiang. It had air-conditioning, free internet, television, water nice bathroom. Great location.
Breakfast was not much: congee, boiled egg and Chinese bread. Location excellent.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Historical Travel, Budget Travel, Photography
  • Written April 13, 2009
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No 11 Inn: Friendliest place in Lijiang

We dropped into this place after having a bad experience at a popular guesthouse nearby. We were greeted by Peter and his beautiful husky dog Liang-liang.

We were completely blown away by the comfortable, tasteful and good value rooms which are split across two stories with a large bed on the top floor and bathroom and television lounge on the bottom floor.

Peter is great at providing impartial advice about things to do around Lijiang and, as an avid cyclist, he will take you on insightful tours of anywhere you would like to visit in the Lijiang region and beyond on new and well-conditioned bicycles.

Peter's philosophy is to have everything free, except for the room of course. So there is:
Free clothes washing
Free computer
Free wi-fi,
Free water cooler inside the room
Free maps
and, something no other guesthouse in China has, free cuddles from a beautiful husky.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Historical Travel, Cycling
  • Written February 28, 2009
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Ornamental Cherry Guesthouse: Cheap Naxi Hostel

As we entered Lijiang Old Town we were greeted by a young girl who asked us whether we needed accommodation. She then led us to a small Guesthouse which was very close to the entrance (via some steps). The people who owned the guesthouse were Naxi and they were very welcoming providing us with tea on arrival. Breakfast which consisted of dumplings was provided at a cost of 10 Yuan each. We had a room with television,its own shower and toilet all for 100 Yuan. Unfortunately, it was very cold and although there was an electric blanket on the bed there was not a heater or air-conditioning in the room. It was far too cold for us and we only spent one day here. For those of you wanting something cheap and not minding “roughing it”. 100 Yuan for double room, own toilet/shower.

"Authentic" Naxi guesthouse

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Arts and Culture, Hiking and Walking, Backpacking
  • Written January 27, 2009
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Lijiang Gu Ye Fang Hotel: Didn't stay here

I didn't stay here, but I believe it's near the police station. It looked quite pleasant from the outside.

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  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written May 18, 2008
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Lijiang Aromatic Villa: Lijiang Clean and Cheap

Nice and cheap (100 yuan for a double room, 120 for the room upstairs) but tight on space. Get to know your roommate well through the glass bathroom walls!

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  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written May 8, 2008
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Chaos Youth Hostel: Lijiang

Great name, interesting front... including the riot gear they have on display inside... anyway, I didn't stay here but it looked really unique.

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  • Written May 8, 2008
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Tea Horse Naxi Guest House: Lijiang

I didn't stay here but it seemed like an interesting place to stay.

It looks like they can help organize stuff for you.

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  • Written May 8, 2008
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Shuhe Conifer Hotel: Shuhe Luxury

Didn't stay here, nor would I- not in my budget... but it's in Shuhe, to the right of the main entrance if you need it.

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  • Related to: Luxury Travel
  • Written May 6, 2008
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Shuhe Hostel: Hosteling International Shuhe Version

I didn't stay here, nor would I, but ask around if you need a place to stay in town...

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They have computers!

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  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written May 6, 2008
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Ancient City East Gate Inn: Quietest inn in Lijiang Wuyi Street

Pros:
1) Free pick-up from Lijiang Airport and car stop right infront of inn
2) Quiet environment, away from Sifangjie (approx. 10 min walk to SFJ)
3) Friendly and helpful staff
4) Flexibility - request for change in breakfast menu, free map, request for staff to walk you back at night (if you are a female travelling alone)
5) Rates negotiable during off-peak season
6) Rooms are relatively clean and big

Cons:
1) A little too far out, and maybe a problem to walk back on your own at night as the streets are really dark
2) No internet access, no hairdryer, no electric blanket, only 1 TV channel
3) Staff only speaks mandarin

Cost: RMB260 (twin room with breakfast)

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Seniors, Architecture, Hiking and Walking
  • Written March 16, 2008
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Hostels/Guest House: For those on a Tight Budget

If you're not too concerned about sleep and more keen to hit every drinking hole in Lijiang Old City, then aim for a hostel or a Naxi Guesthouse. You don't really have to book in advance as they are a dime a dozen in the Old City. Also, you don't have to wind through the maze like a confused rodent to look for a joint. Just carry a backpack and look dazed as you stand near the gigantic waterwheel at the Old Town Entrance. Within seconds, a dozen or so Naxi woman will pounce on you and ask if you'd like to put up in her guest house for 40RMB. Pick the least scruffy looking local and follow her to a possibly neat room.

If you don't take my word for it, then book in advance* through this site. If not, go for HI Lay Shay's Hostel in Xin Yi Street.

* A Very Good Idea during China's annual exodus in Oct/May (Golden Week Holidays).

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  • Written December 12, 2007

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Small Inns in Old Town

There are plenty of charming small guesthouses/ Inns that were converted from old Naxi houses. They are good value for the money. You should stay in old town because you get to enjoy the quiet moment of Lijiang in the evening and early morning before all the tourists come to visit.

Naxi architecture, value for the money.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written October 10, 2007
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